Journal article

Recent advances in direct expansion solar assisted heat pump systems: A review

Guohua Shi, Lu Aye, Dan Li, Xian-Jun Du

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | Pergamon Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

Direct-expansion solar assisted heat pumps (DX-SAHPs) have a great potential for various applications and are conductive to the environment by using low-temperature ambient energy and solar radiation. This review paper aims at presenting the advancements and the current status of DX-SAHPs. A systematic literature review highlights and discusses various aspects of this technology, including system configurations, performance optimisation, simulation models, and various applications in practice. This review indicates that integrating solar collector-evaporators with some advanced technologies, such as photovoltaic, PCM thermal storage and heat pipe, makes DX-SAHPs perform better under differen..

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Grants

Awarded by China Scholarships Council


Awarded by Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province, China


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities in China


Awarded by Scientific Research Project of Education Department of Hebei Province, China


Awarded by National Key R&D Program of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was done while Guo-Hua Shi was visiting at the University of Melbourne. The visit was supported by the program of China Scholarships Council (No.201606735054). The authors appreciate the support from the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province, China (E2016502027), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities in China (2017MS124), the Scientific Research Project of Education Department of Hebei Province, China (Z2015119) and the National Key R&D Program of China (No. 2017YFC0704200). The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, the University of Melbourne. The authors are particularly grateful to two anonymous reviewers and Mr. Yan Wang (China Architecture Design & Research Group) for their valuable comments and guidance on revising this paper.